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MLB.com recap videos in my RSS reader?
May 5, 2010 6:11 AM   Subscribe

I can't catch every local baseball game, so I really love the MLB.com recap videos. Is there any way I can get them in my RSS feed?

There are RSS feeds for the team-by-team news, but I really just want the game recap videos. I tried Feedity and it didn't really see the videos, just the links in the header.

Is this possible? Yahoo Pipes? Something else? Are there game recap videos from somewhere else (ESPN?) that I can subscribe to?
posted by Plutor to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
You should be able to take all the team by team feeds, combine them into one feed with Pipes, and then filter down to just the videos. Play around with it. Pipes is very pointy and clicky and not difficult to use at all. The biggest variable is if there is anything in the RSS feeds that identifies the videos specifically so that you can filter by it.
posted by COD at 7:37 AM on May 5, 2010


I was intrigued by this idea so I played around with it a bit. The recap videos are not included in the RSS feed for each team. If they were, I'm pretty sure I could make this work. But without an RSS feed that includes the recap videos, I'm stumped.
posted by COD at 5:26 PM on May 5, 2010


I did the same thing after your suggestion. I tried passing game recap stories from the RSS feed through a loop and retrieving them and then trying to find the links to the recap videos. Unfortunately, the whole box that has the links to the videos is built with JavaScript. Hm.
posted by Plutor at 5:03 AM on May 6, 2010


I emailed MLB.com and asked about an RSS feed for the recaps.

My question:

Is there an RSS feed for the daily video recaps of each game?The recaps are not included in the general RSS feed for each team. Thanks

The answer:

Regarding on your email. We are very sorry to say but there is RSS feed for each game.

I think that means no.
posted by COD at 4:51 PM on May 6, 2010


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